Comfort Public Library - Comfort, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 58.019 W 098° 54.473
14R E 508887 N 3315130
Quick Description: This library is free of charge to legal Texas residents.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2022 5:52:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM1622X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Library Website

"On June 8, 1956, the Comfort Public Library was officially formed. The original collection was created by a local book drive that brought in over 3,000 books, mostly written in German. Laura and Tom Bradfield, Edith Giles and Rosita Hollar led the founding group. In July of 1956, a 5-member advisory board was established, and a system of operation designed. Edith Giles served as Comfort's first librarian.

The Library was housed in various locations during the period 1956-1982: Zimmerman Studio, located in the Comfort Theater, Hunter's Casa de Cazador (known as the Gast House Inn and now as Meyer Bed and Breakfast), Stieler Motors (presently the 8th Street Market) and eventually, the old Comfort State Bank Building in 1961. In 1981, on the 25th anniversary celebration of the Library, the Board of Trustees accepted the gift of the Arno Schwethelm Memorial Building and the challenge of renovating the building for use as a library. In 2000, the building was renovated to accommodate growth and change. The Learning Center, an additional part of the Library, was opened in January 2016.

The Arno Schwethelm Memorial Building was constructed in 1916, in the heart of Comfort's business district, on the corner of 7th and High Streets. Designed by L. Harrington and Company of San Antonio, the building is of native pitch-faced limestone, quarried locally and hauled to the construction site on a Model-T truck. The building, a classic example of the conservative German culture so prominent in the Comfort community, is named in honor of the Comfort businessman who built it. The building has served as a bottling works, general merchandising store, car and tractor dealership, central buying warehouse for cotton and grain, grocery store, ice cream parlor and game room and finally, in 1982, became the home of the Comfort Public Library."

Classification of Library: Public Library (Open to all)

Internet access available: Yes - Library Terminal: Register with Library Clerk to use

Additional Internet Connection Options:
There is also wi-fi available for individuals own laptops.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 9 - 1
closed Sunday and Monday

Library Website: [Web Link]

Approximate date of opening.: Not listed

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